Rocky Point Drive-In

115 North Country Road,
Rocky Point, NY 11778

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The Rocky Point Drive-In was located just north of Route 25A in Rocky Point. It was another UA owned theater.

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robboehm
robboehm on December 4, 2013 at 2:12 am

I was speaking to the owner of the business just under the pylon for the drive in. He felt that Walmart or one of the other big box stores should have been permitted to build there to provide employment for the many graduating high school students along the 25A corridor. His opinion is contrary to the majority who want to prevent overdevelopment of the 25A corridor which is already the home to a dozen strip malls and a shopping center anchored by Kohl’s.

For some time the pylon has sported a new metal sign proclaiming “Rocky Point Drive In” in red and yellow which was erected by the owner to proclaim that this is a commercial site. Town of Brookhaven shot down that claim in a recent court case. To be continued.

robboehm
robboehm on December 18, 2013 at 2:43 am

If you do an online search for Rocky Point Drive In and scroll to a Topix site, the first four pictures are of the drive in when it was operational, including the illuminated pylon, cars in front of the screen and the back of the screen. I don’t think these can be linked.

robboehm
robboehm on November 17, 2014 at 3:02 am

Finally uploaded pictures of the “new” signage which I actually took almost a year ago.

missthepoint
missthepoint on November 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Sad to see it in this state. I think it would be nice to see it restored as a “historic monument”.

robboehm
robboehm on November 18, 2014 at 12:09 am

Still better than when the pylon showed the golf range.

KyleBarrTBR
KyleBarrTBR on July 28, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Hey there, my name is Kyle Barr and I’m a reporter from the Times Beacon Record Newspapers. I’m looking to do a small retrospective of the drive in, so if anybody here has pictures they have of when it was operational or have any insight into the history of the theater feel free to shoot me an email at

robboehm
robboehm on July 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Kyle, since this is a theater oriented site and there has been little information posted on it I doubt if you’ll get any responses. I think the three pix on this site in the photo section is about all you’re going to get.

robboehm
robboehm on September 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm

The decay continues (see new photos) and the owner doesn’t respond favorably to offers made. No one can figure what he wants. Shortly the whole pylon will be overgrown and the blight will no longer be visible.

missthepoint
missthepoint on September 22, 2017 at 1:29 am

Little left to identify it as the Drive-In sign anymore. What will probably happen is the owner will eventually pass away and developers will snap that property up. From what I have been able to follow from down here in Florida there has been interest to build on that property for many years. That will be the ultimate end to the Rocky Point Drive-In.

robboehm
robboehm on September 22, 2017 at 1:32 am

I had heard that Walmart and some other big box store had been interested.

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